• Published on May 3, 2018
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    My name is Alec Steele and I am a 20 year old blacksmith from Norfolk in the United Kingdom. I upload a vlog from my day at the workshop almost every single day. Lots of sparks, lots of making, lots of fantastic-ness. Great to have you here following along!
    What do I make? LOTS of Damascus steel, knives, swords, axes and more and of course, I always love hearing your suggestions for future projects in the comments below!

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  • Karol Ciezkiewicz

    Alec... why you're not using your awesome lathe to do all that twisting?

  • TheW3lshGamer
    TheW3lshGamer 7 days ago


  • Raxor
    Raxor 8 days ago

    ginger!! argh.. the soulless blacksmith

  • tachikoma10101011
    tachikoma10101011 10 days ago

    sometimes when you close your eyes with your glasses on you look like an old lady. Love the videos btw keep it up sir.

  • ravensong75
    ravensong75 12 days ago

    Is the stuff falling off when you twist it pieces of metal?

  • Wilson Story
    Wilson Story 12 days ago

    This man starts with Smithing 100 in Skyrim.

  • Tomasz Wójcik
    Tomasz Wójcik 13 days ago

    I think, you love the steel.

  • Tomasz Wójcik
    Tomasz Wójcik 13 days ago

    Madness as usual! But I love that!

  • Sniper Life17
    Sniper Life17 16 days ago

    What is the powder you use to join the metal together

  • Vade Death
    Vade Death 16 days ago +1

    What if you make a special drill bit and use a very powerful drill to twist the metal

    MUSIC_ANIME _COVER 18 days ago

    Counter clock wise not anti clock wise hahaha lmao

  • Nathan Brown
    Nathan Brown 18 days ago

    It doesn't even take that long

  • Ian Hanley
    Ian Hanley Month ago

    I enjoy this guy’s smithing but I find his enthusiasm too much 😂

  • TheFreshprinceofcali

    Newbie here, what is all that stuff flaking off when he is twisting the metal?

  • SkaReKrow GX
    SkaReKrow GX 2 months ago

    I'm not a blacksmith I'm a machinist and I would suggest next Tim square the stock on the mill then kiss it in square on the surface grinder

  • Mohamed Hanafy
    Mohamed Hanafy 2 months ago

    Any new vids

  • Matthew McDonnell
    Matthew McDonnell 2 months ago

    There has to be an easier way to make churros?!!??!

  • Isaiah Stimson
    Isaiah Stimson 3 months ago

    The scale falling off is so satisfing

  • Screenplay Gamer
    Screenplay Gamer 3 months ago

    What is the stuff coming off the metal when he twists it and is it possible to reforge the stuff that comes off into a tool or blade or something?

  • snowmanak1
    snowmanak1 3 months ago

    its amazing how you are switching so constantly between Mig/Tig/Arc, and are able to do them so consistently well, even after periods of not using them. i had started with Tig welding, then went to experimented and practiced with MIG, tried switching back and definitely had to have a few practice beads.
    Side note: have you tried oxy-acetylene welding for layering your damascus metals? or even just to try it out? it feels very similar to TIG welding, just no foot pedal.
    Great Videos!

  • Kilroy Was Here
    Kilroy Was Here 3 months ago

    Playing Twist and Shout while you were twisting the steel, that was a nice touch

  • Adrian King
    Adrian King 3 months ago

    Love your videos , you remind me of a cross between Tin Tin and a mad scientist ! I’ve been a welder fabricator and engineer for 35 years so I see that you have a high skill level , well done keep it up ! The herring bone pattern was common in Viking, Saxon and ancient briton swords ⚔️ they just drew the bar out , twisted it and put it together alternating the twists interlocking them , one sloping up and the other sloping down without grinding them flat as the ridges interlock to each other whilst being forged , but the swordmaker cleaned the slag and scale off them first as you would , Hope this helps and keep it up you’re amazing for a youngster !

  • Tom Vapes
    Tom Vapes 3 months ago

    Watching the scale fall off with twisting is surprisingly relaxing lol

  • LilMeln
    LilMeln 3 months ago

    You should use the scale that comes off the steel for knife scales , mix the dust with resin . Thatd be a cool project

  • Will Wade
    Will Wade 3 months ago

    You could have rough milled those bars first to cut the time.

  • Will Wade
    Will Wade 3 months ago

    If you had a metal lathe you could twist those easily.

  • Official STICK!!
    Official STICK!! 4 months ago

    What a badass

  • Human Being
    Human Being 4 months ago

    The forbidden redvine

  • Tank JoyRide
    Tank JoyRide 4 months ago

    alec get jaymee a tripod you need a hand when you twist steel seriously

  • jukebox symposium
    jukebox symposium 5 months ago

    What is a good start up strategy, buy/build furnace, buy/build hammers, buy/build anvils, etc...

  • Scott Fawcett
    Scott Fawcett 5 months ago

    Never Change man, I am hooked on watch you create masterpieces!!

  • DanGoodShot pewpew
    DanGoodShot pewpew 5 months ago

    WHY? Do all youtubers say "us, we and we're" instead of "I, me and I'm". It's not like anyone is there with him(cameraman excluded). By time anyone is watching this that thing has long been done. Crazy man. Just crazy.

  • yoyo699's Channel
    yoyo699's Channel 5 months ago

    Why did i think the thumbnail was a rack of ribs to begin with ahaha

  • Cale Crenshaw
    Cale Crenshaw 5 months ago

    Never heard it referred is anti clockwise, heard counter clockwise

  • Benjamin Collins
    Benjamin Collins 5 months ago

    Hey @alecsteele Big fan of Bowies Big fan of You! Keep up the wonderful work you do

  • Tainted Knight
    Tainted Knight 6 months ago

    Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the work shop © Alec Steele

  • Kalle Kivelä
    Kalle Kivelä 6 months ago

    Why do you allways work from so much metal

  • Hmmm
    Hmmm 6 months ago

    When does he not make damascus stuff like I get it looks cool but it gets old

  • Pankaj Chouhan vlog
    Pankaj Chouhan vlog 6 months ago

    Use leth machine to rotate them easily

  • rotary mania
    rotary mania 6 months ago

    I'd love to be a blacksmith suck a badass and historical art

  • Robert Ford
    Robert Ford 6 months ago

    You should do a Damascus blade with a color metal mixed in. Like brass or copper or something.

  • Frank
    Frank 6 months ago

    With as much steel as you stack for Damascus, why haven't you built a stacking/welding jig for this task?

  • Lucas Conner
    Lucas Conner 6 months ago +1

    not going to lie, when I saw the thumb nail i thought *grilled hotdogs with mustard oo*

  • ThatsStraight UpBullshit

    i've the most respect for you. Thats hard work

  • Cordestian
    Cordestian 6 months ago

    "so these pieces should no- oh they're still hot" 😂

  • John Nicholas
    John Nicholas 6 months ago

    So clockwise and anticlockwise wouldn't that just be upside down?

  • John Nicholas
    John Nicholas 6 months ago

    So clockwise and anticlockwise wouldn't that just be upside down?

  • Damian Trotter
    Damian Trotter 7 months ago

    You look like the little weird brother on Malcom in the middle. On roids, but your channel is great on mute!

  • John Blood
    John Blood 7 months ago

    Oi! you have a license to make that knoife!?

  • Hunter's Moon
    Hunter's Moon 7 months ago

    Is the knife going to be called David?

  • Michael Bacon
    Michael Bacon 7 months ago

    Hey Alex Steele I'm a new subscriber and was so seeing if you could do a piece for me????? Was curious about a straight razor and if you have done them.

  • HazarDemon
    HazarDemon 7 months ago

    Alec how much would it cost to have a custom made knife made by you?

  • Matz_
    Matz_ 7 months ago

    AMAZING and very interesting video

  • Edrick Theo
    Edrick Theo 7 months ago

    damascus chef knive please

  • Bobby Blair
    Bobby Blair 7 months ago

    It is so satisfying to watch the scale pop off of freshly twisted damascus, ain't it guys?

  • Colton Huskinson
    Colton Huskinson 7 months ago

    This dude's stuff is awesome. Been binge watching all weekend.

  • brancobilli samurai
    brancobilli samurai 7 months ago

    vejo seus vídeos mais não consigo entender o q vc está falando

  • Rc51 Fun
    Rc51 Fun 7 months ago

    do u sell your knifes,that is beautiful

  • MPunkt PPunkt
    MPunkt PPunkt 7 months ago

    Really good job with editing

  • buzzman 8420
    buzzman 8420 7 months ago

    I really enjoy your videos man. Man you inspire me to do more stuff like this.

  • Habuuskii
    Habuuskii 7 months ago

    This is so dramatic

  • Razgriz
    Razgriz 7 months ago

    needs to twist a little less

  • Snorri Ö.K.
    Snorri Ö.K. 7 months ago

    Don't know if you'll ever read this or if you've already figured out a way, but I wanted to ask if you can make half moon dice for the press, to evenly squeeze-weld a jelly roll damascus together? Like when you'd use an angle iron one to squeeze a canned damascus together. Just a thought.

  • Adarsh Hegde
    Adarsh Hegde 7 months ago

    Those red hot twists look soo cool😍

  • toomdog
    toomdog 7 months ago

    Need to get pumped up to twist some steel? Listen to The Beatles, you can't go wrong.
    Come to think of it, you can't ever really go wrong with The Beatles.

  • Davis Tuck
    Davis Tuck 7 months ago

    Watching the forge scale fall off is really satisfying

  • Domenic Cavazza
    Domenic Cavazza 7 months ago

    Everyone screenshot at 3:00

  • Lunger77
    Lunger77 7 months ago

    So you mentioned a few months ago we needed to remind you when you needed to clean 9:03

  • Frank Yandle
    Frank Yandle 7 months ago

    Closeups are spectactular!

    Ahmet YALÇINKAYA 7 months ago

    Look. My beloved friend first of all i must say you are the one of most talented 3 blacksmith in youtube. Your video qualify is pretty high. But please I am bagging you don't make your crafting videos like 5 episode. Do it in 1 episode or 2. Otherwise we are getting bored. Please, you are so talented. Think about it 🤔

  • HippoandBear Makes
    HippoandBear Makes 7 months ago

    Love the video! Love the energy you bring!

  • Nikko Banjo
    Nikko Banjo 8 months ago

    I like what u make....but why do talk soooooooooooooo much? Just stick to the work. One knife is like 10 episodes

  • Toxikpar adis
    Toxikpar adis 8 months ago

    - 00:14

  • brad watson
    brad watson 8 months ago

    Mate I never had any interest in metalwork/blacksmithing, yet here I bloody am, hours and hours deep into your vids. Good work!

  • Way2Originall
    Way2Originall 8 months ago

    Where do you get your music during your videos dude? I would love to see a playlist somewhere with all this

  • John Heady
    John Heady 8 months ago

    I think it would be entertaining to see you build a sheath for one of your swords.

  • Bohjan
    Bohjan 8 months ago

    What is the white powder you put on the block of steel at 0:50?

  • Rich Hensler
    Rich Hensler 8 months ago

    God I love watching this stuff. Please keep up the good work!!!

  • Daniel De La Pena
    Daniel De La Pena 8 months ago

    Maybe make a custom bit for an impact drill to make all that twisting easier?

  • Michael Trimble
    Michael Trimble 8 months ago

    Your videos just make me so happy every time! Carefree pursuit of excellence, learning without shame from consequences, it’s just so awesome!!

  • Magnus Bergner
    Magnus Bergner 8 months ago

    Just so we're all on the same page... you do know that it's just pattern welded steel and not _actual_ Damascus steel, right? Damascus steel was a very special steel alloy produced with a very special and forgotten technique, from Damascus.

  • Baphore
    Baphore 8 months ago

    Do a wall for all of your forged projects!

  • oRm0nD
    oRm0nD 8 months ago


  • Chris Cox
    Chris Cox 8 months ago

    "Not a blacksmith/metalworker" But I think maybe the starburst pattern you where trying to get might have show up better if you only twisted 5-7 times? Noticed the twist suddenly got much smaller around the 7th twist. It might have been in there a lot more , just that it was so small you couldn't see them.

  • soldas especiais mito
    soldas especiais mito 8 months ago

    Tem como manda pro Brasil esse livro

  • soldas especiais mito
    soldas especiais mito 8 months ago

    Faz tradução em português

  • soldas especiais mito
    soldas especiais mito 8 months ago

    Sou seu fã.brasil

  • Matthew Johnson
    Matthew Johnson 8 months ago

    Just happened upon one of your videos a couple days ago and have now watched about a dozen! Very entertaining and interesting as well!
    Isn't it weird how y'all say "anti-clockwise" and in the US we say "counterclockwise"?

  • Fred Huffman
    Fred Huffman 8 months ago

    the book is not here

  • Jo McKillop
    Jo McKillop 8 months ago

    Something really satisfying about the scale cracking off on the twists.

  • Corzappy
    Corzappy 8 months ago

    The most satisfying part is the scale.

  • McKendry2
    McKendry2 8 months ago

    I've never been so sexually attracted to scale flaking 7:16

  • Artur Arouck
    Artur Arouck 8 months ago

    at 11:41 it looks like Alec is wanking behind the surface grinder

  • Steven Billings
    Steven Billings 8 months ago

    canister damascus with a twist coming soon maybe?

  • Narjoso
    Narjoso 8 months ago

    Hey Alec check out this, the guy is twisting bars without breaking his neck:P

  • Hans Martin Hammer
    Hans Martin Hammer 8 months ago

    Damn that twisting montage was satisfying to watch.

  • Aldridge Family Knives
    Aldridge Family Knives 8 months ago

    You should make scales using that forge scale and some resin.

  • Joesph Frazier
    Joesph Frazier 8 months ago

    Alec what would happen if you twisted the metal 5 times and bent it back on it self and straightened out and than twisted it again what Patten do you think you would get would love to see a video on that Theory.

  • EpicDweeb
    EpicDweeb 8 months ago

    Is there a reason you don't have an "Okily Dokily" shirt yet?

  • C0dyy
    C0dyy 8 months ago

    Why has Alec not been on forge on fire?